I am a freelance photojournalist based in Portland, Maine, specializing in portraiture and documentary photography.
I grew up in a small Maine neighborhood of mostly retirees and, when I was a kid, my favorite thing was to visit my neighbors each day and learn about their lives. People have always fascinated me, and stories have always been central to my life and work.
After graduating from college with a degree in Spanish and having lived and worked extensively throughout Latin America, I moved to Portland, Maine to study photojournalism, radio, and videography at The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Following my studies at Salt, I worked for seven years as the Director of Multimedia at The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing center for youth aged 6-18. There, I taught immigrant and refugee students how to share their life stories with community through writing, radio, and photography. My work as an educator has informed and inspired my own practice as an artist and documentarian.
I am available for hire for editorial work, portraiture, weddings, and photography partnerships with community organizations.
Published: O, The Oprah Magazine, The Atlantic, Poets & Writers, People Magazine, KALW: San Francisco Public Radio, Down East Magazine, The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Maine Women Magazine, Maine Farms Annual Journal, Portland Press Herald/MaineToday Media, New Mexico Magazine, The Drake, Literary Hub, LGBT Weddings, & Black Sheep Bride.
Clients Include: The Moth, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, International Institute of New England, Portland Museum of Art, This Old House, Maine Farmland Trust, American Academy of Nursing, Portland Adult Education, LearningWorks, The Theater Project, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Coffee by Design, Bangor Savings Bank, & The Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
Awarded Best Photographer in Portland by The Portland Phoenix Best of Portland Awards in 2017.